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Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Richmond, Va.
Category: Seminar

VMFA Lecture: Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Inspiration and Transformation

Richmond, Va. | Fri, Nov 11, 6:30–7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater with John Ravenal, Executive Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; former Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at VMFA | Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life, is the first exhibition to explore the unexpected connections between Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944) and one of America's greatest artists, Jasper Johns (born 1930). This talk explores how Munch's art helped redirect Johns's work at a critical juncture in his career, returning him to figurative imagery and a deeper engagement with themes of human experience.

A performance of John Cage’s “Perilous Night” by the world-renowned, Norwegian pianist, Else Olsen Storesund, will precede the lecture from 6–6:30 pm in Leslie Cheek Theater. Performance is included with lecture ticket.

$8 (VMFA members $5) 

Else Olsen Storesund’s appearance at VMFA is made possible by a gift from Toni A. Ritzenberg. Educational programming for Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life, is generously supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation.


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 
804.340.1400


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